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exchange with a senior obama administration official who didn't like what he was reporting. today we learned that that official is gene sperling and we're getting some new insight into that exchange as white house officials are going out of their way to say it's all part of a big misunderstanding. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's been doing some digging, reporting on what's going on. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: book woodward and gene sperling had a phone call first and then an e-mail exchange. bob woodward said he felt it was threatening and the white house is saying that is ridiculous and a seener adviser, david pluf, is sort of mocking bob wood ward sending out a tweet comparing him to an aging sports star. watching woodward the last few days is like watching mike schmidt facing live pitching again. perfection gained once is repeated. ouch. here's what the drama is all about. an intimidating threat or a friendly exchange between a reporter and a white house official? >> they are not happy at all. >> reporter: at issue, a spat ove
. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of us in lawmakers don't act quickly. we're talking about those forced budget cuts that take effect march 1st, slashing $85 billion from spending across the board this year. but with just ten days left, the consequences are backing more alarming. president obama outlined some of them today, told congress, let's make a deal while there is still some time. >> my door is open. i've put tough cuts and reforms on the table. i am willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigid tea here in washington. visually, the president tried to make that point by having law enforcement officers standing behind him. many of them could lose their jobs. our joe johns is covering that with the different ways that the budget cuts could directly affect you. we also have renee marsh covering the potential cut and how it kol affect the fo
did. and there is this, a face in the crowd when president obama was speaking out about kids being gunned down in chicago, just hours later, her young life was forever changed. also tonight, we've all been there, a crowded flight, a crying baby, but no matter how bad it gets who would ever, ever slap the baby? we'll show you the man who allegedly did and talk to the baby's parents. we begin with the breaking news. a chilling answer to why did adam lanza target sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut? why that school to assault? law enforcement sources telling cbs news' bob orr tells us what it may lie overseas. brevick murdered 77 people in norway. just ahead, two criminologists on the mind of this killer and the one who may have tried to emulate him. we'll be joined by them shortly. let's get through some other important news. we begin with the explosive allegations against the united states senator and the kind of real, in-person, on-the-ground reporting that doesn't always get done in such cases. in other words, keeping them honest. the senator is new jersey democra
president obama withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. 15 republican senators signed a letter arguing it would be, quote, unprecedented, unprecedented for a secretary of defense to take office without a broad base of bipartisan support. let's bring in dana bash. she's working this story for us. the critics of chuck hagel, and there are many, they are not giving up? >> they are not. and that's really what this is about. this is about hagel's harshest critics to say that they are not happy. it's a big deal. they are saying, mr. president, please withdraw it. if you look at these faces, they are the most conservative members of the senate so it isn't surprising that they would be this aggressive on what has really become a partisan issue and they know what that what has happened in this recess -- the senate is in recession -- is that some of their fellow republicans have come out and said, we will allow this to go forward. so they know it's not technically going to be possible for them to stop it but the votes, they thought maybe if there was a bombshell
is responsible for the uptick. >>> michelle obama will attend today's funeral for 15-year-old ad adiapendleton. she was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. she had no gang affiliation, was likely not even the intended target. we'll have a report from chicago coming up later this morning. >>> a judge in cleveland sentenced an amish man behind the beard cutting attacks to 15 years in prison. several of his followers received shorter sentences. >>> wikileaks founder julian assange has waded into the drone debate, slamming the u.s. government saying it has the right to kill, that is, u.s. citizens perceived to be, quote, imminent terror threats, unquote. >>> for the huntative suspected cop killer, is that suspect hiding out in a popular ski resort area in california? go live to los angeles next. website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the largest us airlines to ensu
have expert insight into the unfolding drama. >>> and president obama lays out his vision for the nation in the state of the union address. his big schal length? getting congress to act on gun violence. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> also this morning, the two gop responses. we'll dig into those as well. >> also new this morning, pope benedict xvi speaks out for the first time since his shocking resignation. what he told followers as they celebrate ash wednesday. >>> plus, 4,000 people on that stranded cruise ship slowly being pulled to shore at this very minute and it is frankly gross out there. we have the latest. >> wednesday, february 13th. a special edition of "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. you're watching "starting point." comi coming to you from the nation's capit capital. we have complete coverage from the president's state of the union address. first, the manhunt for an accused killer, christopher dorner. charred remains have been inside in that burned out cabin. with a suspect belie
with president obama's very public attempt to pressure congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep
. officer down. >> another officer down? >> while the cabin burned, president obama pleaded for stricter gun control bills to be brought to the floor. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> a lot of you are probably saying why should we care what an accused cold blooded murderer says? should dorner's words be even part of our conversation on guns or do they shed light on an issue that continues to divide and confuse many americans? it's a tough question and uncomfortable but i'm going to ask it anyway. does the dorner case teach us anything about guns? facebook doft com/car facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carolcnn. >>> stories we're watching now in "the newsroom" 30 minutes past the hour, hundreds of people including students showed up in waterbury, connecticut, to dig out the city's schools from last week's blizzard. picking up a shovel earned the workers it 8.25 an ho
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
doubled under president obama but should he take any credit for it. >>> landing in political trouble, legal troubles may be ahead. >>> if you're among the millions who watch the super bowl just for the commercials, we'll point out the controversial ones you won't want to miss. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. today wall street reached a milestone we haven't seen in years. for the first time since 2007, the dow jones industrial average climbed above the 14,000 mark. the average has more than doubled since bottoming out at 6547, 6,547 just after president obama took office back in 2009. let's get quickly to alison kosik. she's at the new york stock exchange. it's just above 14,000, alison. >> it is. what's interesting, as we see the dow cross over 14 thourk for the first time in five years, believe it or not, not everybody thinks it's a big deal. some people say it's a nice round number that we like to talk about and others say, yes, it is a milestone after the economy pretty much fell to pieces. now this is a sign that things are finally come canning back. remember this
. and there is this. a face in the crowd when president obama was speaking out against kids being gunned down in chicago. just hours later, her young life was forever changed. >> also tonight, we've all been there, a crowded flight, a crying baby. but no matter how bad it gets, would you ever, ever slap the baby? we're going to show you the man who allegedly did do that, and talk to the baby's parents. >>> well, we begin with breaking news right now. potential answer, an utterly chilling one to the question, why did serial killer adam lanza target the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. why did he pick that school to assault? law enforcement sources telling cbs news, the answer may lie across the atlantic in norway. at a summer camp near ososlo, where a man man hunted down and killed 69 people, most of them teenagers. brevic, who began his rampage with a bombing in oslo, ultimately murdered 77 people. just ahead, two criminologists on the mind of this killer and the one who may have tried to emulate him. we'll be joined by them shortly. >> let's get through other important n
skepticism. the white house released this picture of president barack obama skeet shooting in august. the president was asked if he ever fired a gun when he recently released his plan for tougher gun control laws. he rereplied he went skeet shooting. >>> a 5-year-old held hostage -- >> he's allowed us to provide coloring books, medication. >> his home for five days now? an underground bunker. it's an eerie reminder of a school bus hijacking nearly 40 years ago. two dozen children buried alive. one of the victims joins us live. >>> plus, a federal raid. allegations of sex parties and prostitutes. just another day in politics or have we hit rock bottom? >>> comedy or crossing the line? critics say this year's super bowl ads are anything but funny. >>> plus, a push for more awesome. >> the world needs you to stop being boring, yeah, you. >>> this is a very bizarre story. in alabama this hour, the excruciating wait continues for family, friends and the entire community of midland city, worried about the fate of a 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. police say they are i
are draconian, the rules will simply make it be effective. >> to hear president obama tell it the sky will fall when the forced spending cuts kick in. so is the white house hyping the impact or not? we'll talk about that and more when we come back. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap! slap! ] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums [ male announcer ] engine light on? come to meineke now for a free code scan read and you'll say...my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> president obama clearly wants all of us to be very worried about the budget axe that is about to fall. he warns that a lot of people will lose their jobs if forced spending cuts are allowed to take effect days from now. and says that many more americans will suffer at least in some way. listen to a make mash-up of his latest attempt to light a fire under congress. >> meat cleaver
be a threat? also in a few minutes u.s. senate expected to vote on chuck hagel president obama's controversial nominee for defense secretary. we'll bring to it live. more on what's going on in egypt right now. a holt air balloon carrying lots of tourists explodes and plummets to the ground. we're finding out how this could happen. we're going live to egypt. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this r
hill. for a short time today, protesters actually shut down today's hearing for president obama's nominee to run the cia. and iran is posting video, it claims, was decoded from a captured u.s. drone. the man president obama wants to run the cia is getting grilled right now at his confirmation hearing. john brennan is getting hardball questions about targeting terrorist ares and whether he supported the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding. we're going to have a full rourp on that and all of the day's other news right after this. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: domain name, website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadill
. >>> president obama is pressuring congress to get to wo work. he wants a deal on those forced spending cuts that go into effect march 1st if no deal gets done. that means a cut of $85 billion this year. we've been telling you what those cuts mean to you. athena jones tells us what that means to you on early education. >> reporter: dropping her grandson off at an early head start center in virginia. give me a kiss. love you. >> they're all different sizes. >> reporter: she says the preschool program for low-income families is vital to his success. >> when they do get into kindergarten, they know their a, b, cs, they know how to count. my 7-year-old, she started off in early head start at 3. very smart, honor roll student and it came from early head start. >> reporter: ward supports three children by cleaning hotel rooms so she relies on head start for child care. her 3-year-old niece is on the wait list for head start but she could become up to 70,000 kids the administration says will be shut out of the program if forced spending cuts go into effect this friday. those cuts would come even as
for her next sunday. >> absolutely. we will. >>> president obama hit the links with tiger woods. nobody was really allowed to see it, though. there was a press blackout. we'll talk about that, straight ahead. watching "starting point." back in just a moment. [ lorenzo ] i'm lorenzo. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service® works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com® you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. >>> welcome back to "starting point." minding your business. market is closed for president's day. the s & p 500, on a seven-week winning streak. up 10% over the past three months. that's good. solid start to 2013. a lot of important economic data. we'll get consumer and producer prices. >>> taking home less pay because the payroll tax break expired. now the dreaded sequester. a controller for the office of management and budget said that
-mail, identifying owe mendez as d-obama problem. >> so he's obviously willing to fight back. >> i think it shows his office is now turning a corner. last week he was sort of dodging reporters. he he was going down stairwells that even reporters who cover that beat often don't know about. this suggests with his office e-mailing out this video from univision that they're ready to fight back on these allegations. >> i know you'll stay on top of the story. >>> president obama is in minnesota today. taking his case for new gun restrictions to the public. despite fierce opposition to his call to ban many times of assault-style weapon, the president isn't backing down. and he got emotional today when he urged people to put pressure on their members of congress. >> tell them there's no legislation. to eliminate all guns. there's no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment. tell them specifically what we're talking about. things that the majority of americans when they're asked support. and tell them now is the time for action. that we're not going to wait till the next newtown or the next
, by the obama administration, now what it says the memo justifies the targeted killing of an american who is considered a senior operational leader of al qaeda or an associated group, and who poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states. want to bring in halle goran any. a controversial issue, under president bush, now president obama. the fact that the government does have the power, and the authority, to kill an american overseas that's considered a threat. and how do they define that? >> that's the question because when you say imminent, it could be imminent in a few hours, in a few weeks, saying you can target a member of al qaeda, senior operational al qaeda leader, or associated forces. how are you defining associated forces? how are you defining the word imminent? how are you defining the word threat? all of these things are things that are open to interpretation and has civil liberties groups, as well, worried about what this means as far as the u.s., executive powers authority to decide, based on kind of unclear, sometimes, terms in terms how they're defin
back and he's got mine. that's what i reflect. that's what i -- what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will also be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> good evening. it's hard to imagine a bigger night because it's hard to foresee a bigger winter storm than the one forecasters say could dump more than two feet of snow in parts of the country. tens of millions could be affected. thousands of flights are already canceled. we'll tell you what you need to know to stay safe and where the storm is going to hit. >>> we begin with breaking news. authorities say he's got the means to inflict mass casualties and a mission calling for precisely that. take a look. this is the man that police all across southern california are trying to find. he m
't have -- >> all right, president barack obama is imploring something needs to be done to avoid the spending cuts trying to apply some pressure on the hill as well. jim acosta with us now. what can the president impose is it. >> reporter: he's applying a lot of pressure right now. you saw the comments he made with the prime minister of japan, shinzo 0 abe. he made interesting comments we need to highlight, fredricka. one thing that he said there is that unlike the debt ceiling that this fight over sequestration is not going to plunge the country and the world into some kind of financial crisis or cause global financial problems. that seems to be a message to congress that, hey, you can take just as long as you want with this. he did say this is not a smart way to go about doing this, that real people will be hurt, but in terms of how he's putting the pressure on congress, keep in mind he's only had one phone conversation or a few phone conversations that we know of with republican leaders on capitol hill, what he's been doing, fredricka, is going over the heads of congress. he w
. president obama meeting with key progressive groups and labor groups and a dozen ceos. the goal? get a bipartisan immigration reform deal done and on gun control, the president says consensus is building. >> lasting change also requires congress to do its part and to do it soon. not to wait. the good news, we're starting to see a consensus emerge about the action congress needs to take. >> about 25 minutes, immigration and gun role with republican senator and bipartisan advocate dean heller of nevada. >>> now this morning, we can now be -- i guess face to face with the lost british king, richard iii. a team of scientists have created this model of what the controversial british monarch probably looked like. this mockup is based on the skull remained found in a dig 90 miles northwest of london. yesterday, archaeologists confirmed this skeleton is that indeed of the long lost king. famous from richard iii. talking to a woman behind the search in the next hour. fascinating stuff. >>> david letterman face to face with the butt of many of his jokes. he brought a tasty prop and a healthy d
, you know there is that lacking as critics are pointing out under the obama administration when it comes to drone strikes, jeff toobin, if this were to be a george w. bush administration or republican administration, would the reaction be different? >> think about how outraged democrats have been for years about guantanamo, the treatment of the detainees there, the fact they have been kept there at all, torture, of course, as you mentioned. this is life and death. forget keeping you in a nasty cell in guantanamo. this is killing people intentionally and the obama administration thinks that's just fine under these circumstances. the same people who were so mad about what president bush was doing. >> this is not going anywhere. jeff toobin, thank you. tom juneau, thank you, both, very much. >> thanks for having me. >>> and this one today, olympic skier lindsey vonn took a frightening tumble in this championship race in europe. and then she caught a ride, look at this, from a helicopter. talk about dramatic. here she goes to safety. lindsey vonn, the face of women's skiing, danglin
out today, ambitious state of the union speech. patricia murphy, is the re-elected barack obama perhaps overreaching? >> well, you know, i think it obviously depends where you're coming from. if you look at what he was talking about, these are a series of smaller initiatives, universal pre-k, the -- talking about the minimum wage. these are things that are actually relatively targeted, relatively narrow. i think some of his more liberal counterparts would like to see him go bigger and bolder. i don't think it was an overreach. i do think it doesn't quite add up. there is no money left in the federal budget for the new initiatives. that's where his new problem was with his speech. >> he says won't raise the deficit. amy holmes, some say ambitious. you say -- >> i agree with patricia. last night's state of the union was surprisingly modest. it was part george jetson, this vision of the future where our cars don't run on gas anymore, but he didn't have any specific proposal on how to accomplish that, other than we'll study it. he talked about an energy security trust led up by ceos
ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. leaders on both sides weighing in including president obama and governor rick perry of texas. >> scouting is about teaching kids substantial amount of life lessons, sexuality is not one of them, never has been, doesn't need to be. >> the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exbodying them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. and nobody should be barred from that. >> casey wian is live where the meeting is being held. if this ban is being lifted, what will that mean? >> reporter: well, what it's likely to mean is activists on both sides of the issue are going to be upset. what the boy scouts are proposing is leaving the issue of homosexuals in the scouts in both troops and among scout masters up to local troops. it's a compromise that both sides are dissatisfied with. leaders of religious organizations that sponsor about a million boy scouts and activists pressuring the boy scouts of america to end its ban on openly gay scouts and scout masters can break on one thing.
beyond it. siemens. answers. >>> at this hour president obama is meeting with union leaders and others at the white house to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. other groups like the naacp and center for american progress are also meeting right now. and later on, the president is going to welcome ceo's from companies like marriott, coca-cola, goldman sachs, all of it for similar discussion. at 1:15 this afternoon eastern time the president will hit the cameras, go out and call for a short term agreement to put off automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect next month. so there's your update on all things that will be happening like that today. and as much as many top republicans would like to forget the last election, they really don't want to repeat it. so a week before the re-elected president obama delivers his state of the union speech, the number two republican in the house is making over the gop message. eric cantor speaks to the american enterprise institute about 90 minutes from now. this morning he spoke exclusively with our dana bash. dana, i want to bring you in
'm with a military group, they'll coin me, or i think president obama has other high officials who have them. do you remember anything about this person? >> i actually do not. and it's interesting because he's a very distinctive looking individual, just the sheer size of him, but in the course of a year in the lapd, i would probably handle anywhere from 200 to 400 disciplinary cases, major cases. and in a 10,000-person department over the space of seven years, i don't recall him. as distinctive as he looks, and i don't recall the specific set of circumstances for which i fired him, or discharged him. now, i have reviewed all those documents, but i have no recollection of it in the sense of even after meeting him. >> in the parcel that was sent to me, and again, this arrived on, i guess, february 1st, and i'm just learning about it and cnn management is just learning about it today, there was duct tape the coin was wrapped in. on the duct tape, hard to see there, it says thanks but no thanks, will bradden. up on the top, it says i am moa, which we thinks is an abbreviation for imagine more open ameri
will be able to, i do. >> let's talk about president obama, heading to maryland for a strategy session. he hopes to enlist their help in pushing his second-term agenda tackling immigration reform and gun control. meanwhile, the white house says that the president will visit israel and visit west bank and israel. he visited as a presidential candidate, but has not been back since president. >>> a scare in central park. two tourists had to be rescued after they ignored thin ice signs and tried to walk on a frozen pond. such a bad idea. they fell through. fire crews extended rescue ladders and one went in with a wet suit. >>> parts of the northeast may get a blast of blistering cold. indra peterson joins us now to explain. cold and snow, indra. >> a potential nor'easter developing. in atlanta, looking at delays due to low visibility. a quarter mile or less. actually about a tenth of a mile. we're watching some delays in an hour out toward raleigh. this is what we're watching. a low down near the south. and another low down near canada. could merge. potentially good snowmaker here by the end o
long day of tough questions for president obama's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. one of the most contentious moments came when senator john mccain asked whether the 2007 surge troop in iraq was successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like you to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby.
howell, thank you very much. >>> president obama is speaking out on a number of issues today. he went on cbs this afternoon and voiced his support that gay boys should be allowed in the boy scouts of america. >> my attitude is, that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity, the same way everybody else does. in every institution and walk of life. and the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. i think nobody should be barred for that. >> the president says he has no regrets about lifting the ban on women in combat. >> i don't. and the reason has become -- because women as a practical matter are now in combat. they may not get treated as if they're in combat, but when they're in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they're vulnerable, they're wounded. and they've been killed. and they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. and i've said before, the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chie
the conversation again, that wasn't a dig at the obama administration. that was a dig at anyone who thinks we can continue to litigate this issue every quarter century and be okay as a republic. >> on the subject of border security the obama administration has record deportations, nearly 400,000 in 2011. one study shows the u.s. spends $18 billion every year on immigration enforcement, more than all other federal agencies combined. what more can be done? >> well i'll give you two instances, cocaine, a kilo of cocaine today is cheaper than it was when i was a federal prosecutor so we're not doing a terribly good job keeping the drugs out and 2,000 ak-47s went to arm the mexican drug cartel. i realize you cannot her m hermedically seal the border. we have two borders so i'm talking about both of them, but from a national security standpoint, a law enforcement standpoint, from a sovereignty standpoint i don't think it's asking so much we know who is coming into our country. it's not fair to people who are following the legal process to have an unlawful process so it's national nativeism, it's not xe
, millions of americans will tune in to watch president obama deliver his state of the union speech. find out what issue he'll hone in on. >>> and dancing in the streets. we'll take you to a celebration across an entire country. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. >>> president obama goes before the nation with his state of the union address on tuesday. the president will outline his plans for the future and the direction which he plans to take us. who better to help sort out what will be in the state of the union than our very own candy crowley, the anchor of cnn's "state of the union." so what do you think will be the themes, the messages the president will have and keeping in mind that he faces a divided government for the next two years. >> reporter: that part of it, the divided gove
reflect -- that's what i -- that's what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues, more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom, i'm brianna keilar in for don lemon. we have breaking news tonight, powerful devastating weather in the southern states. this is new video just in to cnn, it was reported by a storm chaser in hattiesburg, mississippi late this afternoon, when an enormous tornado touched the ground and started tearing up the town. we have extensive damage to show you tonight. there are some people hurt, and i will talk with the man who shot this amazing footage in just a few minutes. >>> first, this breaking news to tell you about, thousands of people are stranded after a cruise ship lost power in the gulf of
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. >> president obama is beefing up security. he invoked private sector to work with the government to prevent hacking. you look at that and say that's not going to come easy. there's time involved with that. you do this for a living. what do you think can be done right now? >> well, i think companies really need to invest in security. we deal with a lot of the fortune 100 and 1000 companies out there. it's never been easier to break into them. i can't think of a time and place where i've been stopped from breaking into an organization. i think companies really need to take security seriously and really focus on protecting the organizations and intellectual property because the government spt going to be able to do it for them. focusing on fixing high impact vulnerabilities and making sure they can protect their organizations. at the end of the day those seek res make us strong as an economy. these breaches are very, very, very common. we deal with breaches on wide scales all the time and almost always originating from the chinese government. >> pretty frightening. david mckenzie, thanks for y
out of virginia, bob goodlatte, it is abhorrent that president obama is releasing criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda on forced budget cuts. obviously politics at play here. we'll get to that with somebody else later in the show. to you, how often does this kind of thing happen? >> it is not new. people need to temper their enthusiasm. there is own recognizance bonds. detainees are a low flight risk and not a risk of fleeing from the united states, that the ice officials believe that they will make their court date. so this has been happening for a number of years and the federal government has given these own recognizance bonds to low priority detainees. we don't know if that's the case with miguel angel hernandez, but we know this has been going on for a number of years. >> nick valencia, thank you. >> thank you. >>> and while leaders in washington are ripping each other apart over these spending cuts, deadline remember, midnight friday, they are standing together today. there she is, to honor civil rights icon rosa parks. president obama, congressional l
and let his 5-year-old hostage free. >>> did chuck hagel blow it? president obama's pick for defense secretary roughed up by his former colleagues in the senate. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. friday, february 1st. 6:00 a.m. in the east. a first, an intense manhunt for up with or possibly two suspects after an assistant district attorney was gunned down outside a courthouse in texas. mark hasse, a prosecutor in kaufman county, about 30 miles outside of dallas, was killed after being shot several times as he got out of his car, right in front of the courthouse in the parking lot yesterday. authorities are pleading for leads right now. the fbi helping in the case as well. and his boss had a message for those responsible. >> i hope that the people that did this are watching. because we're very confident that worry going to find you, pull you out of whatever hole are you in, and bring you back and bring you back to kaufman county and prosecute you to the full extent of the law. >> drew griffin is live in kaufman. any leeds? >>
the claims politically motivated. >>> a renewed presidential push for immigration reform. president obama will meet with progressive groups and labor groups today to follow that up with a meeting with a dozen leading ceos. the goal to discuss how to get a bipartisan immigration reform deal done and see how it fits into his economic agenda. >>> to england now. >> i like this story. >> a team of archaeologists say this 500-year-old skeleton found under a parking lot 90 miles northwest of london is indeed the remains of lost british king richard iii. later this morning we'll get the best guess from forensic scientists as to what king richard 30s would have looked like. the details are amazing, folks. they'll show off a full reconstruction of his head based on the bone structure of his skull. a live report from london. it's coming up in our next hour of "early start." >>> the party is still on in baltimore. the city will honor the super bowl champion ravens today with a victory parade. the team returned home to baltimore yesterday after beating the 49ers in super bowl xlvii, the second super
," not so friendly fire on capitol hill. a long day of tough questions for president obama's defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel. it was his senate confirmation hearing. and up with of the most contentious moments came when hagel's old friend, and former colleague, senator john mccain, asked whether the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq, which you may recall, hagel had called, in his words, the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, he asked whether that surge had ultimately been successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to fo
for secretary kerry as you have been for me. and that you will continue to serve president obama and our nation with the same level of professionalism and commitment that i have seen firsthand. >> she is talking about senator john kerry, sworn in today as the nation's 68th secretary of state. daughter chelsea was there, too, tweeting a photo with her mom. the caption reading, thankful i shared her last day, hash tag sos, hash tag, proud daughter. >> former new york city mayor ed koch has died of congestive heart failure. after the three-term mayor left office in 1989. he practiced law and served as a judge on the syndicated show "the people's court." he also appeared in other tv shows as himself and was a newspaper columnist, too. he was 88. >> the dow industrial is closing above 14,000 today for the first time since october of 2007. the big gains are linked to strong economic reports. >>> and archeologists believe they may have found the remains of king richard ii in this grave site. he's the last british king to die in battle more than five centuries ago. the area is now a parking lot but use
with long term fiscal health and we do need real tax reform but we ought to be guided by president obama's own simpson-bowles commission which said that we need to combine this kind of tax reform, closing loopholes, with lowering rates, particularly lowering rates on corporate taxation so we're more competitive with the rest of the world. if we are going to expend, use up these loopholes to pay for new spending or to avoid the kind of budget cutting that we need to do or the kind of entitlement reform, i mean, some of the entitlement reform that has been proposed, a different way of calculating the cola, cost of living adjustment which would amount to literally pennies a day for people, it would not be a crippling kind of cut, that is what needs to be done and needs to be addressed right away. >> i don't get it, though. they can't cut 2.9% of the budget on spending. that seems to be a small amount. we should be able to do it. but they can't do that. when it comes to raising taxes, nobody actually wants to raise them because they will raise them on a lot of people. there's no courage on e
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